Weekly Reminders

ST. JOHNS WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE THIS YEAR. We hope to have more interest and organization next year. Thank you to all who did invest time and/or offer to help.

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Annual Parish Meeting, Dec. 8, following a combined 9:00 A. M. service.  Election of new Vestry members, Diocesan Convention Deputies, and summary of the Holy Cow survey.

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Annual Parish Reports are now available in Hosea Hall.  Please pick one up and review before the Annual Meeting, Dec. 8, following the combined service, 9:00.

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Monthly Vestry Meeting, Sunday, December 8, following the Annual Parish Meeting in the church office.  All are welcome.

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Angel Tree:  All gifts need to be in gift bags and put on the stage with the wish list attached by Sunday December 8.  Any questions contact Walter Kuntz. 

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Choir will meet at 8:30 am on Sunday, Dec. 8, to quickly rehearse for the combined service at 9.  Choir Rehearsal moves to Wednesday night through Advent & Christmas Nov. 6 - Dec. 18.

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EfM is taking off December 25 and January 1. 

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No Wednesday evening service January 1.

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Daughters of the King, Advent Quiet Day, December 7, 2019. You are invited to spend the morning of Saturday December 7 (9 am - Lunch) with St. John’s Daughters of the King and Deacon Emily, as we prepare ourselves for the birth of our Savior. An Advent Quiet Day is a time to get quiet, reflect on what Christ means to us, and to see how we might make more room for Jesus in our lives. This is an opportunity to push aside the busyness that the secular Christmas season tries to impose upon us, so that we may instead focus on the true meaning of this blessed event. Quiet days are for both men and women who are looking for a restful, gently-guided morning of inner spiritual refreshment. Please RSVP to Mary Ann Overturf via email  by December 3, as lunch will be provided.

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Please join the Altar Guild to polish brass and silver on December 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or after church on the 15, noon until 3:00 p.m.  The more hands we have, the better! If you can give an hour toward this task, we will appreciate it, and you will be helping make St. John’s shine for Christmas! Questions? Call Vickie. Hope to see you there!

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Volunteers needed for the Prison Ministry Stocking Project Saturday, December 14th. Over 200 stockings for children of prisoners will be filled beginning at 9 am at St. Raphael's Episcopal Church - Parkers Mill Road, Lexington. We are usually finished well before noon, and always appreciate extra hands! Please contact Deacon Emily for more information about this fun holiday tradition in the diocese.

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A Festival of Lessons & Carols, Sunday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m., Featuring the Choir and Choristers of St. John’s *adult choir rehearsal for lessons & carols on Sat., 12/14, 10:00 a.m.

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Deadline for Christmas Eve flower recognition for the bulletin is December 17.  You may complete an envelope or send an email to the church office.  

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Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Wednesday, December 18, 4-6 pm, Versailles Kroger’s.  Sam Hawkins and Ben Harper will provide guitar music and parishioners are invited to join in singing Christmas carols.  Contact Ann Miller for more information.

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Christmas Eve:  5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, pre-service music at 10:30 p.m., Holy Eucharistic at 11:00 p.m.

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Christmas Day Service in the Chapel at 5:30, P. M.

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Community Dinner, Monday, December 30.  St. John’s volunteers prepare, serve and deliver dinner to Woodford County residents who are in need of a friendly greeting and a hot meal.  If you have an hour or two to help, you will serve a great need. Preparation begins at 1 pm and deliveries begin at 4 pm. Contact Louise Jones for more information.  

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2019 Contributions must be received in the church office or postmarked by December 31 in order to be included on your 2019 contribution statement. 

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ECW will meet Friday, January 3 at the home of Ruth Ann Vandenburg, for a calendar exchange.  

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We have a new 2020 sign up calendar to provide altar flowers, please consider signing up.  The altar flower chart is located in the parish hall by the double doors leading to the hallway in front of the chapel.  After you sign up, please contact Kathy Sparrow and let her know what you would like in the bulletin at least one week before.  Thank you. Also, there are “Altar Flower Guild Envelopes” in the parish hall and on the table outside the chapel. If you would like to give a donation to the Flower Guild and/or if you are signing up for flowers and would like to enclose cash or check, please complete and put it in the offering plate. 

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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Versailles, KY 40383

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